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I have very big issues with the word “diet”. A diet suggests that you will be coming off the diet in the future. This is where people fail in the long run.
When I consult with potential personal training clients and I explain this their initial response sound something like this. “I lost a lot of weight a few years ago doing the XYZ diet (made up). So that one works for me best so I’ll do that instead of what you propose.” After the diet, the client puts all the weight back on. And some.
My response is. “If it works for you then why did you call me to help you to lose weight?”
It’s at the point the client understands that maybe the diet didn’t work for them as they did not achieve lifelong success.
So here you are. Probably in the same situation. So what should you do?
The most important thing you need to understand right now is that I don’t recommend ANY temporary diet. Once you understand and accept that, only then are you ready to progress and achieve truly amazing life-lasting results.
The Good News.
People who lead Vegan lifestyles have the lowest BMI, heart disease, cancer, brain disease and all other all-cause mortality rates in the western world. This gives you an automatic health advantage over other ways of eating.
Furthermore, with the correct nutritional advice, you can thrive without any supplementation.
So what are nutrients? The definition of nutrients is a substance that provides nourishment for the body to maintain life and growth.
But. I don’t just want you to “maintain” life. I want you to thrive and feel incredible. Therefore we must consume plenty of whole food plant-based (WFPB) foods for optimal nourishment, performance and health.
A plant-based diet is a diet based on foods derived with the minimal process from plants, including vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, legumes and fruits.